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Podcasts of People Monologuing?

I like the This Is Actually Happening, Rumble Strip Vermont, Me, You, We and -to a lesser extent- Home of the Brave podcasts because they feature ordinary people talking about their weird/noble/fulfilling/quotidien experiences with a bit of production gloss thrown on top. I’m NOT interested in podcasts like The Moth or RISK!, which feature stories that the speakers have honed to a fine point and deliver as public orations. Can y’all recommend some other podcasts that fit into the first category and avoid the second? Thanks!
posted by Going To Maine on Aug 23, 2016 - 8 answers

English-language podcasts not from the U.S., the CBC, or the BBC?

Since I’ve started enjoying A(ustralian)BC’s Soundproof podcast I've come to realize that beyond the CBC and BBC, my podcasts are very U.S.-centric. What are some good English-language podcasts from other parts of the globe? While news roundtables like Sinica are good, I'm primarily interested in spoken word or well-produced radio pieces, like Everything Is Stories, This Is Actually Happening, Love + Radio, and Unfictional. Thanks!
posted by Going To Maine on Oct 25, 2015 - 5 answers

Spoken Word for the Great Outdoors

I recently bought a pair of Aftershokz bone conduction headphones, with the express purpose of using these to listen to podcasts, audiobooks etc. without shutting out the sounds of the world around me when hiking. As hoped, they work brilliantly, so I'm now looking for new ideas of what to listen to when spending quality alone time surrounded by nature. [more inside]
posted by protorp on May 3, 2015 - 9 answers

In search of melliflous speakers reading other artists' short works

Inspired by hearing Reg E. Cathey reading Charles Mingus's instructions on cat toilet training, I am looking for other funny/touching/compelling recordings of people with interesting voices and styles reading short (under 10 minutes, roughly) pieces from other artists and writers. [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes on Feb 22, 2015 - 10 answers

How I Joined Black Flag - Spoken Word?

When I was a teenager I heard a spoken word track about how someone came to be in the band Black Flag and I've been fascinated by it ever since. I presume it's Henry Rollins but if it is I've not been able to find out which track it is. [more inside]
posted by halcorp on Sep 13, 2013 - 6 answers

Poetry and dance

What songs fuse poetry or spoken word with music? The closest I can think of are Baz Luhrmann's "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)" and Poe's "Hey Pretty". I'd be especially interested in mashups that do this.
posted by divabat on Jul 22, 2013 - 31 answers

Great short stories to read aloud for ESL teens

I'm looking for a few short stories to read aloud to ESL students between 13 and 16 years old, each divisible into a few 15- to 20-minute chunks, and each engaging. [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Jun 5, 2013 - 16 answers

Did I really hear this weird bit of surreal poetry by (I think) Peter Gabriel on the radio years ago?

When I was about 15 (circa 1994), I remember listening to some sort of radio program (on NPR or similar) wherein they played an extremely bizarre bit of surreal spoken-word verse by a very young Peter Gabriel. Or at least I *think* it was Peter Gabriel. In any case, I would love to hear it again and actually learn what album/collection it came from. Presuming I didn't imagine this weird thing involving a train and a golden rod... [more inside]
posted by aecorwin on Jul 17, 2012 - 3 answers

Looking for blog and podcast networks

Looking for blog and podcast networks. [more inside]
posted by reenum on May 16, 2012 - 10 answers

Awesome words set to awesome music

I have a fondness for songs that incorporate crackly snippets of old movies/audio recordings, or things that sound like old movies/audio recordings. What are the best tracks in this genre? [more inside]
posted by itesser on Feb 24, 2012 - 40 answers

Speaking of Christmas...seasonal monologues, please?

I'm trying to get into the spirit of Christmas, but not musically. Do you have favorite seasonal spoken word pieces, and can you tell me where to find them? [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes on Nov 26, 2011 - 20 answers

It is 5am. And you are listening. To a story backed by music.

I love songs where a story is spoken (not sung) over backing music that adds to the story, but doesn't overtake it. Almost a spoken-word narrative over music. Help me find some amazing examples. [more inside]
posted by evadery on Sep 1, 2011 - 73 answers

The place where fingers go to snap.

(East Coast US filter): Please help me find professional quality spoken word! [more inside]
posted by stroke_count on Aug 14, 2011 - 4 answers

Name that poem

Help me remember this spoken word poem/poet [more inside]
posted by one little who on May 11, 2011 - 3 answers

Help us sleep together.

I like to listen to voices when I am trying to sleep. My OH likes trippy dancy techno. What should we listen to together? [more inside]
posted by Neonshock on Nov 4, 2010 - 22 answers

Monologues give me the catharsis I need to get going.

I'm looking for podcasts or other spoken word recordings, with the feel of the early Henry Rollins or recent Marc Maron: strongly cathartic, really aggro, with quasi-intellectual ambitions, seemingly able to talk on any issue, vaguely politically progressive, sometimes hyperpersonal. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Aug 5, 2010 - 12 answers

Best method of recording spoken word on my computer?

Best method of recording high quality spoken poetry on my Macbook Pro? Not in performance, but with somebody reading, sat down with the mic in front of them. [more inside]
posted by humblepigeon on May 4, 2010 - 13 answers

Top o' the 'Hops

What is it I like about these hip-hop musicians? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Mar 14, 2010 - 15 answers

Looking for a Henry Rollins Recording

I'm looking for a Henry Rollins spoken word recording that may not exist! [more inside]
posted by alan on Dec 12, 2009 - 3 answers

"Jesus didn't call them retards."

Help me identify an old record album featuring prison inmates translating bible stories into "jive." [more inside]
posted by werkzeuger on Mar 25, 2009 - 2 answers

It's the hunting stories with noise album, of course

My friend had an album - mainly spoken word pieces with electronic noise. It was a story about a man who went out hunting with his friends, who laughed at him. Help my friend find it, please. [more inside]
posted by scruss on Apr 24, 2008 - 3 answers

Looking for a definitive list of Tom Waits's spoken word tracks

I'm looking for a definitive list of Tom Waits's spoken word tracks. [more inside]
posted by TheDonF on Jan 12, 2008 - 14 answers

Spoken-Word-Audio-Filter: What is the best way to get audio from tapes to my Powerbook?

Spoken-Word-Audio-Filter: What is the best way to get audio from tapes to my Powerbook? [more inside]
posted by plemeljr on Oct 9, 2006 - 4 answers

it's ALL white jeep to me

Please help track down a spoken (screamed) word piece about a white jeep. [more inside]
posted by jessicapierce on Sep 17, 2006 - 1 answer

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